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Briggs motor/MTD rototiller

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04-14-14, 04:21 PM   #1  
Briggs motor/MTD rototiller

Working on old MTD rototiller, (no model number can be found), but the briggs motor with it, does, (altho I can't find it at the briggs site, model 100902-0197-01).
Anyway reason for my post, I found a wire just hanging, coming from under the flywheel, and wanted to see if anyone had an idea of what it was, before I spend time pulling the flywheel off. I enclosed a pic below.
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04-14-14, 04:23 PM   #2  
Depending upon the year of the engine the wire leads to points.

There is a coil conversion to eliminate points if you have them.

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04-15-14, 06:59 PM   #3  
That's an old engine and it originally used points for ignition. Looks like it had a newer coil put on with electronic ignition, eliminating the need for the points. The old wire is often left hanging as it is un-needed.

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